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Research Associate

Lancaster Medical School
Salary:   £27,831 to £32,236
Closing Date:   Monday 31 December 2018
Interview Date:   Thursday 17 January 2019
Reference:  A2515

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with experience in agent-based modelling (ABM) to join the DRUM: Drivers of antimicrobial Resistance in Uganda and Malawi Consortium, a £3M programme funded by the MRC. This exciting multidisciplinary collaboration involves clinicians, social scientists, microbiologists, and data scientists and has the aim of understanding social, behavioural, and environmental determinants contributing to transmission of antimicrobial resistant genes within communities in low- and middle-income countries.

You will demonstrate a breadth of knowledge across a range of ABM methodologies, and should be competent in programming in a common high-performance language (C, C++, or Python with suitable machine learning modules). Knowledge of statistical model fitting procedures for ABMs is desirable. You should show a commitment towards global health, have experience of low- and middle-income country (LMIC) environments, and be willing to travel to our study sites in Uganda and Malawi (and elsewhere as required) to participate in project meetings and lead on the design of a model to represent our study communities.

This post is based within CHICAS, the Centre for Health Informatics, Computing and Statistics at Lancaster University, a research group of 10 staff members actively engaged in many aspects of quantitative health research particularly focused towards LMICs. Opportunity will be provided to engage in career development in research, leadership, and teaching skills.

The Faculty provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education.

We will be happy to consider requests for working flexibly. This post is fixed-term until January 2021.

Informal enquiries to Dr Chris Jewell c.jewell@lancaster.ac.uk and Dr Michelle Stanton m.stanton@lancaster.ac.uk.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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